For 70 years, the Savoy Vase, designed by Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto, has been one of the most famous pieces of glass in history. In 1936, Aalto anonymously entered his vase design for a competition at the Paris World's Fair. Aalto's Savoy vase continues to win awards, has residency in famous museums, and is recognized and appreciated worldwide.
Aalto, Finnish for "wave" created an original glass vase with wavy lines and whimsical freeform design that to many suggests the undulating profile of a Finnish lake.
Each Aalto vase is still crafted by its original mouth-blown process by Finland's most skilled glassblowers at iittala. Each Aalto vase is still crafted by its original mouth-blown process by Finland's most skilled glassblowers at iittala. Each Aalto vase is still crafted by its original mouth-blown process by Finland's most skilled glassblowers at iittala.
MEASUREMENTS: Available in 3-3/4", 4-3/4", 6-1/4" and 8" (see more info below)
Note: The 8" Aalto Vase varies slightly in shape from the other sizes.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... More iittala
Alvar Aalto created a lasting legacy in modern design as an architect and designer. Aalto entered exhibitions and participated in innovative urban planning conferences, designed civic and cultural buildings, and conceptualized household furniture and objects. All of his projects, whether th... More Alvar Aalto
I would not recommend this vase because on this size of the Aalto vase there are three seams where the vase juts out. I have different sizes in this vase and they do not have the seams and are gorgeous. Finnstyle customer service was fantastic as always however. I was able to return the vase without issues.
ConsSeams ruin the look of the vase
April 6, 2019
Interesting shape! Does not block conversation and views at the dinner table because it is not so high. Perfect!
I’ve always wanted one of these...
December 9, 2018
... and itâ€™s as beautiful in my office as I pictured it would be. The vase is well-made and gorgeous.
June 1, 2018
Wanted to give something Finnish to American friends on their wedding day. This is a classic gorgeous vase, a must have item in every finn household so that felt appropriate. The vase came in a gorgeous gift wrap, securely packed... Perfect! Highly recommended.
September 25, 2017
This vase has the coolest organic shape. I put string lights in it and it sparkles.
ProsPerfectly clear glass.
September 25, 2017
This is the coolest little organically shaped vase and the perfect size for a kitchen window.
ProsPerfectly clear glass.
By Alan E.
New Canaan, CT
A classic design
August 7, 2016
We always give the Aalto glass vase for special occassion gifts. FinStyle is a good place to purchase this item, because they have the Aalto vase in many size and colors ande at fair prices.
By ANNIE D.
Kansas City, Missouri
May 10, 2016
Beautifully designed, wonderfully heavy glass. Just gorgeous
los angeles, ca
Perfect for a small space
December 28, 2015
The Aalto vase in a mini size! I bought this for my bathroom. It is the perfect size. Great for a small space. And, the iconic design, which I love
ProsThe design is genius
Tiny - so it's great for a small space
The waves make it perfect for a lot of flowers or a few
ConsNone - except, make sure to check this size. It was smaller than I expected but I love it anyway. I have the medium siz
Beautiful classic design vase
December 13, 2015
This is a larger version of the classical Aalto vase; it is beautiful.
ProsLooking everyday at a piece of architectural history by a great master.
New York, NY
Got it as a gift for a friend...
December 6, 2014
and she LOVED it!
Simple and Elegent.
August 21, 2014
It makes a great house moving gift.
Always a classic.
July 25, 2014
You don't have to arrange flowers with this vase. You just throw them in and they always look fabulous. The vase is designed to do all the work and it somehow does.
November 19, 2013
I often use these size Aalto vases (3-3/4") as decoration containers during the holiday season. Clear one is the best to decorate small christmas ball ornaments.
Proscrystal clear glass, design
Palm Springs, CA
August 14, 2013
Its simply Elegant
By Clare C.
August 5, 2013
I've wanted this for a long time.The vase is a wonderful addition to my Iittala collection, which includes Toikka birds, candlesticks, another vase, highball and lowball glasses and several serving pieces. My grandmother's maiden name was Aalto (not related).
a piece of art
April 20, 2013
120mm is quite small (not the smallest), but this size looks better than the taller ones on the table. Beautifully made, I love to look at it with/without flowers in it.
April 19, 2013
I purchased three different sizes and probably this one is the most standard I can use often. I like the design and just having them displayed even without flowers looks great!
Fort Myers, FL
July 28, 2011
It is so clear that any light reflects on the vase. Its unique shape draws a lot of attention.